It Needs to be Said

Many years ago I heard the worst racist comment passed off as a joke.   The so-called joke was hateful, and not even funny.

When I heard the so-called joke, I called it what it was: hateful, ugly, racist.  Yet later that same evening this joke was repeated, by the person I had this conversation with.  The so-called joke was repeated in a racially mixed crowd, a bachelor party.  The room grew quiet except for the person telling the so-called joke, who was laughing his head off to sell how funny it was, and another drunk.

Several of those who attended the bachelor party, did not attend the wedding.

Some people believe they can say any hateful, hurtful thing if it is a joke.  The rest of us are expected to play along.  “It was a joke!”  “I was just being sarcastic.”  “All this politically correct bullshit ruins everything.”

Is that true, or are you showing us what you really think?  If this is what you really think, and we laugh along, aren’t we showing what we really think?

15 thoughts on “It Needs to be Said

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  1. ?..and the fool, does not know, he is a fool.
    You said what you could, it was honest, that’s great.
    Perhaps they needed the ‘bigger lesson’ of the whole room,
    before they “got it”?
    Thanx
    ren

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  2. You are right, the more we read these ideas, perhaps the better we will all be. Seems while the Olympics are being aired, we become a more global community as we celebrate and appreciate athletic diversity. The hatred just has to stop. Excellent post April!

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